You aren’t alone. Everyone reaches a point of exhaustion from the cumulative stress. Whether you have a demanding career or what seems like a thousand commitments or juggle an entire family’s worth of commitments, Beavers Bend Creative Escapes has just what you need to, well, escape. Located amid the breathtaking Ouachita National Forest, our cabins are a prime example of why traveling and being outdoors is beneficial. Surrounded by thousands of oak trees and wildlife, and a few miles away from Broken Bow Lake, our cabins provide more than a break. The benefits of traveling extend further than each passing moment; they stay with us forever. 

Improves Mental & Physical Health

It’s no secret that traveling and being outside improves mental health. It’s easy to lose track of yourself when you’re constantly running from one thing to the next. Stepping away from the demands of everyday life can be enlightening. Rediscover yourself amid our serene landscapes. Go for a hike and absorb the sound of birds chirping, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet, and the wind rustling through the leaves. Take a moment to embrace the stillness surrounding you and breathe the refreshing forest air. Who knows what experiences will transcend.

Traveling can be just as beneficial for your physical health. Vacations have been proven to reduce heart disease. Listen to your body; you’ll know when you need a break. And when you do, Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins will be here for you. 

Provides Real-Life Educationbenefit from traveling: go ziplining

How many times have you heard, “I learn better by doing it.” Well, traveling offers that kinaesthetic learning experience for you. Anyone can look up a video on how to build a fire, but you’re more likely to remember the encounter if you’re the one prepare the kindling and stack the logs. You may learn things you never expected to know, like ziplining, paddle boating, or even mining. 

Bolsters Self-Awareness & Critical Thinking

Communication is everything. Another great benefit of traveling is seeing how others experience the world. Have you ever traveled to a different state and were intrigued by their dialect: pop, Coke, or soda?; water fountain, drinking fountain, or bubbler?; fireflies or lightning bugs? Learning about how other people interact can open yourself up to new ideas or foster a renewed awareness and appreciation for others in the world around you. Engage in the local community. Be curious and respectful. Ask questions. You never know what you might learn from the townsfolk in Broken Bow, OK.  

Enhances Adaptability & Creativity 

How do you react when plans suddenly go awry? Do you roll with the punches? Or, do you need a minute to recollect? Regardless, you’ll find that another benefit of traveling is that it helps build adaptability. Sometimes, when things don’t go right, you have to be creative. Maybe it rains the day you wanted to go kayaking, then that opens a window to have a different fun adventure—a museum day, perhaps? Vacations are a fantastic way to strengthen this skill because there’s little at stake. No matter what happens, there’s always another option at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes. 

Another fantastic benefit of traveling and being outdoors is that it fosters creativity. It’s common for roadblocks to disrupt your workflow. Stepping outside of your routine is a great way to keep the gears going subconsciously, while your conscious mind reaps the reward of a refreshing getaway. After a few tranquil days taking in acres of oaks, relaxing on the river, and sipping a smooth beverage around a crackling fire, you’ll return to your daily life as a renewed individual. Ready to take on any task.

Reap the Benefits of Traveling and Being OutdoorsEnjoy a night by the fire

Booking a stay at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes sates your need to travel and engage with nature. Prepare to improve the health of you and your family, learn on the go, and bolster creativity when you stay in one of our fully-equipped cabins. Get ready to prep your “out of office” email response, retrieve the assignments your children will need to complete (you know they could use a break, too), and contact us to plan the vacation of a lifetime.